Correct me - MRSA

  1. How are you saying MRSA? I've heard it many different ways.
    Mar sa
    Mer sa
    M R S A
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  2. 44 Comments

  3. by   Meriwhen
    I've only heard it as "mer-sa"
  4. by   widi96
    We say M-R-S-A
  5. by   Semperdave
    I have heard M.R.S.A. and "mer-sa" both, but personaly prefer "killer flesh eating super bug!!!" (thank you prime time news!)
    Last edit by Semperdave on Oct 24, '07
  6. by   oMerMero
    I think it is a regional thing. In some areas I hear M-R-S-A, in others people look at you crazy if you say that.
  7. by   classicdame
    I hear M-R-S-A
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    this is just driving me crazy. i am so sick of hearing m.e.r.s.a... how about mrsa and leave it at that. what's up with all the cutzie nicknames for a rotten bacteria.
  9. by   NewRN2008
    Mrsa......
  10. by   mamunsey
    we say "mer-sa" or M- R- S- A but then again I am from the south!
  11. by   elizabells
    Inside my head I say mer-sa but out loud MRSA, which is how I've always heard it at work. I grew up reading a lot more than speaking, so there are a number of words that are different in my head. :spin:
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    I've never heard "marsa" (Marsha w/o the h).

    We say "mersa" or M. R. S. A. Docs, labs folks, nurses, etc., all say it either way.

    I'm ok with that.

    We call heart bypass a "cabbage" after all (CABG).

    steph
  13. by   APBT mom
    Everytime I've said it or heard it it's been mer-sa.
  14. by   nursemary9
    Quote from stevielynn
    We say "mersa" or M. R. S. A. Docs, labs folks, nurses, etc., all say it either way.

    I'm ok with that.

    We call heart bypass a "cabbage" after all (CABG).

    steph

    We do exactly the same ---mer sa or M.R.S.A.
    also we call it cabbage

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